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RIP Viola Beach and their manager. Such incredibly tragic and sad news.

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The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday near Stockholm.



Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin and manager Craig Tarry, aged between 19 and 35, were on their way back to the airport after the band had played their first foreign gig.

Swedish police are trying to ascertain whether the car crash that killed all four members of the British indie band Viola Beach and their manager was the fault of the driver.

Officers do not know which of the five men was driving the car, which fell 25 metres from a bridge into a canal near Stockholm in the early hours of Saturday morning.



Carina Skagerlind, a press spokesperson for Stockholm police, told the Guardian officers were looking at all possible causes. “We have a term in Sweden that if a person who is driving is to blame for the deaths, we call that causing death of others. And that could be the case here. We are looking at that. But who would we prosecute because everyone in the car is dead?”

Skagerlind added: “We haven’t identified the driver yet, that is part of the investigation.”



She confirmed the autopsies would help determine whether the driver had been intoxicated at the time of the accident. Skagerlind said: “The autopsies will be carried out as soon as possible, but they have not been done yet. It is five [bodies] and it can take a while so we don’t know when the results will be released. They are doing it as fast they can.”

RIP Viola Beach and their manager. Thought with the friends and families 

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